Ever wondered what happens to astronauts when their space programs get shutdown? We'll hazard a guess that you prob haven't. And don't worry, neither have we. But when NASA's shuttle program officially closed after Atlantis touched down in July, 2011, photographer Neil DeCosta and art director Sara Phillips did have a wonder, resulting in their absurd series Astronaut Suicides. Featuring a bunch of fully kitted out spacemen either pre, mid or post their chosen version of the grim act, Astronaut Suicides is a disturbing musing on life after space travel that momentarily offsets the tragedy of suicide with a heavy dose of stupidity.
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